8th August

Concert will begin at 17:04 hours GMT

Archival recording: von Flotow's 'Martha' with Maier, Willimczik and Lettowsky from Schwerin

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Friedrich von Flotow's 'Martha, oder Der Markt zu Richmond' (Martha, or The Market at Richmond) is a romantic comic opera in four acts to a German libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Riese and based on a story by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges. Lady Harriet Durham, a maid-of-honour to Queen Anne, is so tired of Court life, and so sick of her many insipid admirers, she retires to the country. But she becomes bored so she decides to attend the fair at Richmond where girls hire themselves out as servants. For a laugh, she and her confidante Nancy masquerade as maidservants. Performers:

Lady Harriet: Ulrike Maria Maier.
Nancy: Frauke Willimczik.
Lord Tristan Mickleford: Andreas Lettowsky.
Lyonel: Stefan Heibach.
Plumkett: Olaf Plassa.
Richter: Dietmar Unger.

Mecklenburgischen Staatstheaters Choir and Extra-Choir. Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin. Conductor: Matthias Foremny.

Recorded 18 April 2009.

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Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater, Schwerin